The Wii U essentially has a Wii inside of it

Here's a breakdown of how playing (and downloading Virtual Console and WiiWare games) will work on the Wii U. Essentially the Wii U has a Wii system inside of it as it goes into "Wii mode" to play anything Wii related.

You even have to go to the Wii Shop Channel to download Virtual Console or WiiWare games, not the Wii U eShop, just one example.

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Amazingmrbrock2658d ago

I wonder why they didn't do it properly. Shouldn't be too hard I would think.

lashes2ashes2658d ago

Soft ware emulation is cheaper. Building hardware into the system and they would have to charge more. When Sony made the cheaper ps2 years ago they had to remove the ps1 guts that were in the "fat" ps2.

ChickeyCantor2658d ago (Edited 2658d ago )

Wii U isn't emulating anything though. From what I understand IBM and ATI added the Wii instructions to the Wii-U GPU/CPU.

tweet752658d ago (Edited 2658d ago )

im thinking more and more just to keep my wii connnected to my tv, No big deal since wii a compenent connection and wiiu is an hdmi. Just look at the wiiu for a place for all new content.

DEZn00ts2658d ago

It really doesn't matter. Just makes it a little more "Simplicated" to download games, no biggie.

ChickeyCantor2658d ago

They could have just used the Wii interface ( code level not the GUI ) and patch their function calls trough the new Wii U menu.

This seems like a very bad design honestly. I hope they fix this.

Gr812658d ago

This seems like a bad tech decision. What does this mean for the virtual console? Will wii u even offer a vc?

PopRocks3592658d ago

Hopefully they'll make it more user friendly through an update. For now, this is kind of a bummer, though it is worth noting that they did almost exactly the same thing with the Wii's Gamecube compatibility.

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